UNHCR

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  • Iran FM 2021-09-21 19:12

    Iran FM, UNHCR discuss humanitarian situation in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi have met to discuss the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Kabul.

  • واکسیناسیون 2021-09-07 17:23

    IRCS to vaccinate refugees residing in Iran

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will vaccinate refugees residing in the country against coronavirus soon.

  • پناهندگان 2021-03-12 16:59

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    More refugees in Iran under insurance coverage

    TEHRAN – The number of refugees covered by social insurance services has increased by 20 percent in Iran, as 120,000 foreign nationals will be under the insurance coverage.

  • پناهندگان 2021-02-17 18:07

    Refugees in Iran to get better healthcare

    TEHRAN – A trilateral meeting on offering better healthcare to refugees in Iran was held in Tehran on Tuesday with the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ivo Freijsen, in attendance.

  • مهاجران 2021-02-12 16:39

    Even ‘illegal migrants’ in Iran will get COVID-19 vaccine

    TEHRAN – All foreign nationals residing in Iran, even those who are undocumented, will be included in the program for vaccination against the coronavirus, Health Ministry’s spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour has said.

  • Iran on right path to eradicating statelessness: UN 2020-12-02 19:17

    Ground-breaking step towards reducing statelessness

    Citizenship is granted to children born to Iranian mothers and foreign fathers

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said it welcomes Iran’s move to give nationality to thousands of children born to Iranian mothers and non-Iranian fathers.

  • A consignment of vital UNHCR medical supplies leaves Frankfurt for Tehran, Iran, thanks to EU’s Humanitarian Air Bridge. Photo: Kuehne + Nagel International AG 2020-07-11 17:44

    We stand in full solidarity with Iran during pandemic: European Commissioner

    TEHRAN – Janez Lenarcic, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, has said that the Commission will stand in full solidarity with the Iranian people and support ongoing efforts for delivering equipment to help the country in battle against the coronavirus.

  • Ivo Freijsen, UNHCR representative to Iran 2020-06-23 22:22

    By Ivo Freijsen, UNHCR representative to Iran

    World Refugee Day: time for rally around Iran on humanitarian purposes

    As I read the new Global Trends report issued last week from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, I cannot help but feel worried. 1 in 97 people worldwide has been forced to flee their homes. This represents 79.5 million people forcibly displaced in and out of their countries at the end of 2019 – an unprecedented number.

  • Refugee 2020-05-18 10:31

    How Palestinian refugees' status has been gradually downgraded by certain Arab countries!

    The Palestinian refugees, residing in certain Arab countries in the West Asia, have in recent years faced irresponsible approach adopted by the hosting governments under different pretexts, including civil war, a situation that has assisted officials in Tel Aviv to intensify plots in the international scenes to undermine urgent attention to plight of the Palestinians.  

  • UNHCR lauds Iran as ‘a global example’ for supporting refugees 2020-02-18 16:36

    UNHCR lauds Iran as ‘a global example’ for supporting refugees

    TEHRAN – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has appreciated Iran as “a global example” for its 40 years of supporting refugees.

  • UNHCR 2020-01-20 09:33

    UNHCR official lauds Iran's services to refugees 

    TEHRAN - The UNHCR representative in Iran, Ivo Freijsen, said on Saturday that Tehran's extensive services to asylum seekers and refugees are admirable. 

  • UNHCR welcomes Iran’s efforts to extend education for refugees 2019-12-07 19:22

    UNHCR welcomes Iran’s efforts to extend education for refugees

    TEHRAN – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomes Iran’s efforts to extend education opportunities for nearly half a million Afghan children in the country, UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch has said.

  • New child citizenship law 2019-10-11 11:20

    UNHCR welcomes Iran’s new child citizenship law

    TEHRAN – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has welcomed a recently declared law on conferring Iranian citizenship on children born to Iranian women and non-Iranian men regardless of where they are born.

  • UNHCR Iran air freight of aid lands in Tehran to contribute towards government-led flood relief efforts 2019-04-13 12:08

    UNHCR Iran air freight of aid lands in Tehran to contribute towards government-led flood relief efforts

    Unprecedented heavy rains and flooding in the Islamic Republic of Iran have swept over much of the country, affecting 24 of its 31 provinces. According to latest government estimates, since 19th March 2019, 70 people have died and over 1,000 have been injured. Displacing an estimated 500,000 people, the floods have left over 2 million in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, including refugees living in Iran.

  • International humanitarian aid still arriving for the flood-hit in Iran 2019-04-13 08:37

    International humanitarian aid still arriving for the flood-hit in Iran

    TEHRAN — Humanitarian aid from international organizations to the flood victims are still ongoing in Iran, deputy health minister for international affairs Mohsen Asadi Lari has said, IRNA news agency reported on Thursday.

  • H.E. Ambassador of The Republic of Korea, Ryu Jeong-hyun (R), and UNHCR Acting Representative, Iryna Korenyak 2018-10-28 17:22

    Korea continues to support humanitarian assistance to Afghan refugees in Iran

    The government of the Republic of Korea has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Afghan refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran through the signing of a new Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran on October 15, 2018.

  • Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran, Negar Gerami 2018-08-26 09:29

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Global community should help Iran address refugee issues: S. Korean envoy

    Korea contributes $2.2m to WFP to support 30,000 Afghan refugees living in Iran

    TEHRAN — The issue of refugees in Iran is not the problem of a certain country, so definitely they need the assistance from the global community, ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Negar Gerami, wearing head scarf, is talking to a group of Afghan national children in a refugee settlement in Saveh, Markazi province.  2018-06-25 09:25

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Refugees thriving in Iran: WFP country director

    TEHRAN — Negar Gerami, the WFP representative and country director in Iran, says Iran is a country in which refugees thrive.